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Trailblazers. UK Muscular Dystrophy Campaign

25/10/2012 | 0 comments

Image for Trailblazers campaignTrailblazers is a United Kingdom national network of more than 400 young disabled people who work together on a national and local level to highlight and address the issues that are important to them.

We aim to fight the social injustices experienced by young disabled people and to ensure we can gain access to education, employment and the services we require. We are part of the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign, the leading UK charity focusing on muscular dystrophy and other related conditions.

Our mission

To fight against the social injustices experienced by young people living with muscle disease or a related condition.

Our vision

A world where having muscle disease or a related condition is not a barrier to someone accessing mainstream opportunities, facilities and services.

Our aims

To ensure all young people with muscle disease or a related condition can gain access to the education, employment and services they require.

To build a UK wide network of young people who campaign and raise awareness on issues that affect people living with muscle disease and related conditions.

To provide all Trailblazers with an opportunity to develop new skills, make friends and campaign on issues that are important to them.


The campaign targets include:

  • improving accessibility of air travel and airlines,
  • access to cinemas
  • other issues concerning inclusion of people with muscular dystrophy. 

Visit the Trailblazers Website

Visit the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign Website

UK Registered Charity No. 205395 and Scottish Registered Charity No. SC039445

Download the report: Up in the Air in PDF format from the right-hand panel.
The report report reveals widespread issues for disabled travellers, including convoluted booking processes, humiliating boarding experiences, no access to toilets on long-haul flights and frequent incidents of severe damage to wheelchairs.

 

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General Information

Submitted by: Ivor Ambrose
Author(s): Trailblazers
Language(s): EN
Start Year: 2012
URL: http://www.mdctrailblazers.org/
Countries: United Kingdom

Reference

Publisher: Muscular Dystrophy Campaign
Date published on the web: 24/10/2012

Target Group(s)

Consumers / travellers / tourists | Employers and Employers organisations | Families with small children | Older people / Seniors | Organisations of disabled people | People with disabilities | People with long-term health problems | People with mobility impairments | Policy makers /Decision makers / Government | Professionals and professional bodies | Public administrators / Authorities | Tour operators | Tourist venue owners / managers | Volunteers | Wheelchair users

Keyword(s)

Accessibility information, access guides | Airlines and air transport | Assistive Technologies | Attractions | Buildings and facilities design, maintenance | Customer relations | Disability, disabilities, technical aids | Education, training | Hospitality | Lifestyle | Management of tourist venues and attractions | Mind, body, spirit | Policy, legislation | Special services for disabled visitors | Staff training | Standards

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